BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 3, 2008 . . . Dirt track racing legend Doug Hoffman has not raced in a year but he feels he has what it takes to win and that is what he will be trying to do when he drives the BPG Racing 2008 Troyer modified stock car in the BPG Racing Freedom 76 Modified Classic at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, September 13th.
“It is a great ride and I still have the desire to win,” said the 49 year old Allentown, PA racer. “I never quit racing I just have not had the offer of a first class ride. Chad Sinon (the car owner) is giving me a first class ride.”
Hoffman’s brother Keith drove the same car to a second place finish behind Duane Howard in the Alpine Building and Pole Supply Coalcracker 100 at Big Diamond Raceway last weekend.
“I wish that I had had some time to run a few races. Grandview is a tough place,” said Hoffman who will have a guaranteed starting spot in the BPG Racing Freedom 76 as a past winner. “I hope the practice laps and qualifying heat race give me enough track time to get adjusted to the car. I am really looking forward to it. I hope that I can be competitive.”
The last time Hoffman raced was in a season ending event at Bridgeport, NJ Speedway in 2007.
Hoffman keeps busy these days promoting the Mahoning Valley Speedway with his wife and operating his own trucking business.
“He is a legend in the sport. Having Doug Hoffman in the race is going to add a lot of excitement, “ said car owner Sinon who is also sponsoring the 38th annual BPG Racing Freedom 76. “With Doug as a teammate to our other car with Duane Howard driving we have the possibility of a one-two finish just as Duane and Keith had at the Coalcracker. I am really excited about having Doug in my car.”
Hoffman will have plenty of competition in the $20,000 to win BPG Racing Freedom 76 Classic for modified stock cars. More than 70 entries are expected to try for starting spots in the event.
Jimmy Horton, another dirt track racing legend, will be driving a Norm Hansell Norm’s Save Station entry and should be tough competition for Hoffman along with Howard, six time track champion Craig VonDohren, seven time track champion Jeff Strunk, dirt track legend Kenny Brightbill, Ray Swinehart, Terry Meitzler, Doug Manmiller, Ryan Godown, Kerry Kratz and a long list of others.
Racing will get the green flag at 7 p.m. and will include a full slate of qualifying events, the Schaeffer Motorsports Minuteman 20 (last chance to qualify for the big event), the Alpine Building and Post Supply Cash Dash ($1000 to win) and it is all topped off by the 38th annual BPG Racing Freedom 76 offering $20,000 to the winner along with more than $1,000 in lap money.
Adult tickets are priced at $25, youngsters 6 thru 11 pay $7 and under 6 are FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.
Prior to the racing action the Beer City BPG Racing Freedom Fest will be presented on the grounds of the speedway starting at 1:30 pm. Featured will be a dunk tank (with several racers expected to participate), a tire changing contest (for kids and adults), race car display, driver interviews, an autograph session and more.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.